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Distance

0.75 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Very Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

Minimal

USGS Quad Map(s):  Tishomingo State Park Map

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Saddleback Ridge Nature Trail (TSP)

Mississippi

  • Watch out for Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) along the trail.

Activities & Features



Notes

Saddleback Ridge Nature Trail is a very easy hike in Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi. This trail is kid and dog friendly, but your furry kids must be on leash. The park website says "This trail follows atop Saddleback Ridge, a large outcropping of rocks. While walking along the trail you will notice numerous small caves among the many rock formations. After the trail reaches the peak of the ridge it winds its way around the picnic pavilion, and ends at Haynes Lake Dam." There is camping available in Tishomingo State Park.

History

The trail was used by the Chickasaw Indians to travel to the Freedom Hills area of Mississippi and Alabama. "The park takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The famous Natchez Trace Parkway, the premier highway of the early 1800s and a modern scenic parkway, runs directly through the park."

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Tishomingo State Park 105 CR 90 - P.O. Box 880 Tishomingo, MS 38873

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